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The 11 Best Websites for Free Clip Art

Richard uses clip art regularly to add visual appeal to his work, and he hopes to share the resources he has discovered with others.

Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message.

Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message.

Finding the right images and clip art for your document can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Scouring Google images yields few high-quality results, and it can be difficult to determine which images are free and legal to use. While purchasing quality clip art is an option, most of us would prefer not to dent our budget just to add visual appeal to our current document or project.

Free clip art exists in abundance, but while some images are both free and high-quality, others are only free because they aren't attractive enough to charge for. In my opinion, there are several criteria that free clip art must meet in order to add value to a document or project. Good clip art should:

  • be modern looking.
  • be available in color.
  • contain 3D objects and people.
  • be easily insertable into documents.

To help you cut down on unnecessary cyberspace trudging, I've compiled the following list of free, high-grade clip art and image resources from around the web.

The 11 Best Free Clip Art Sites on the Web

  1. Clker
  2. Artvex
  3. Wpclipart
  4. Dreamstime
  5. Sweetclipart
  6. Phillipmartin
  7. Mycutegraphics
  8. Hasslefreeclipart
  9. Classroomclipart
  10. Free-clip-art
  11. School-clip-art

Which resource you'll find most helpful will depend on the nature of your project and the type of the content you are searching for. The strengths of each of these sites are discussed in more detail below.

Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web?

Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web?

Where to Find Free Clipart for Your Website, Article or Offline Project

1. Clker

Offering a wealth of vector clip art, all of which is royalty-free and available in several file types (SVG, PNG and ODG), Clker is definitely one of the best free clip art sites around.

2. Artvex

Apart from a dodgy search tool that sometimes fails to return any results at all, Artvex is actually a very good site.

3. Wpclipart

Harboring tens of thousands of images, Wpclipart is one of the largest directories of free clip art the web has to offer.

4. Dreamstime

Dreamstime's operators collect what they consider the 'best' clip art from around the web to curate their huge collection of quality images.

5. Sweetclipart

Despite being somewhat rudimentary-looking, Sweetclipart offers a collection of simple but varied free clip art images. The site's simplicity makes it extremely easy to find an appropriate image for your project.

6. Phillipmartin

Phillipmartin's images are particularly stunning in their color and design, making them an excellent choice for children's and teachers' projects alike.

7.Mycutegraphics

As the name suggests, Mycutegraphics is more than just a clip art site. Backgrounds, animated gifs and coloring pages are all easily accessible with its streamlined search feature.

8. Hasslefreeclipart

Although Hasslefreeclipart has an abundance of ads, they aren't too obtrusive and don't affect its usability. The free clip art here is colorful and cheery, making it perfect for creating teaching materials.

9. Classroomclipart

While Classroomclipart's ads can get annoying, it does offer a decent selection of cartoon-style clip art.

10. Free-clip-art

Although the look of Free-clip-art's site itself is quite bland, the available images here are actually very well-designed.

11. School-clip-art

School-clip-art's offerings are vast and varied, but beware—certain images may be too small to use in larger-scale projects.

Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you.

Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you.

I hope you find these resources as helpful as I have. At the very least, this list should save you some Googling headaches as you search for free, high-quality clip art and images to use in your next project.

Let me know which of the above websites you find the most useful!

Photostock on July 06, 2020:

Great List!!! check also https://photostockeditor.com for public domain clipart!!!

Jeff on May 30, 2020:

Great list, found lots of good stuff on here. Another one I found was Absolutely Free Clipart over at https://www.allfree-clipart.com

Vanilla g on April 05, 2020:

Thanks for the info! But I don't think that dreamstime is free at all! And for the "One week free trial" it wants my credit card!

John on February 13, 2020:

Check https://creazilla.com/ as well. Lots of vector and clipart images absolutely for free. Not attribution required, but appreciated.

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Clipartuse on March 20, 2018:

This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

https://clipartuse.com/

Aaditi on March 03, 2018:

thnk you sir ..this answer helped a lot and i also read ur article on THE SENSITIVE PEOPLE .. that was grt !

Jonas on August 12, 2017:

for those looking for clipart and illustrations, visiting https://pastelpad.com might be useful. Free illustrations to download for blogging, content marketing, social media or webdesign.

Rim87 on March 28, 2017:

Here’s another cool resource of free http://bsccongress.com

S3rg10 on October 24, 2016:

Hi, another great site for high quality free clip arts is http://clipartbest.com

Thanks!

Richard J ONeill (author) from Bangkok, Thailand on May 03, 2016:

Hello younghopes, :)

Yes, you can use these. You just have to reference the owner of the clipart with a textlink, and that's it.

Take care.

Richard

Shadaan Alam from India on April 29, 2016:

Thanks for this awesome hub, I was looking for some sites for clipart and this is a great list. Can you please tell whether I can use these cliparts on my zazzle store or on my own website. Is this allowed?

Ryan from Liverpool on March 29, 2016:

Brilliant - just what I was looking for! Cheers for sharing!

Vicky on February 29, 2016:

Thanks, that is more resource than I expect.

LaurieNunley517 from Deep South on January 24, 2016:

Wow! Really nice looking Hub and thanks for the graphics/clipart information. I'm sure to be looking into some of these sites at some point.

Stockolia on June 04, 2015:

Check out www.stockolia.com - 3D graphics, cliparts, illustrations. Search & results engine.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on May 10, 2015:

You have some sites listed that I had not see before.

Love that sense of humor you used to create this.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 05, 2015:

Great free clip art list hub. Very handy and thanks for sharing. Voted up!

jonhope on December 29, 2014:

Great list. AAAclipart are of quite poor quality and they are watermarked.

Also try http://www.hungryclipart.com

Serg10 Lucas on October 13, 2014:

Hi!

Many thanks, a helpful posts. I use cliparts a lot in classroom.

There is another project I'd like to recommend: http://www.procliparts.com it has very high quality, 100% free cliparts!

Ceres Schwarz on May 30, 2013:

This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

Christine from Australia on May 30, 2013:

Thanks for this extremely useful hub! This will be a great time saver for all my projects in the future. :)

Jean Bakula from New Jersey on May 29, 2013:

Wow, thanks for all your hard work and sharing all these great sites. Sometimes it's so hard to find the right pictures.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 29, 2013:

Thanks for this useful and informative hub here.

I love the free clipart you have chosen to use in this hub too :)

Voted up +++

Blessings, Faith Reaper

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on May 29, 2013:

This information is most helpful and will save me a lot of time. Thanks!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 29, 2013:

Thanks for the great resource!

Distant Mind on May 29, 2013:

Great job! Very useful!

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